Māori Community Engagement Officer


Invercargill City Libraries has a fixed-term full time role available until June 2022, through funding from the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme.

It's an exciting time to be in Invercargill and a privilege to work in this region.

You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and endless recreational activities that Invercargill has to offer with Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on our doorstep. As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington within easy reach.

With a high level of confidence, our prosperous southern city is undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history. Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, and amazing facilities.

Your role as Māori Community Engagement Officer at Invercargill Public Library, is to facilitate sustainable connections and lasting partnerships with local rūnanga, to strengthen both the provision and accessibility of library services to Māori. You will work closely with our Community Connections Librarians to contribute to the development of programmes, services, collections and events to ensure they reflect Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori and are inclusive and accessible.

Our ideal candidate will be confident both speaking Te Reo Māorito enable effective participation, and applying their knowledge of Tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori in a range of settings to advocate internally for the needs and expectations of Māori as library users.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you will not only contribute to the improvement of our library services but also make a real-life difference to the community, then apply today.

At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond. Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.

The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults. As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting as per the Children's Act 2014 and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.

For more information please see the full job description or contact the Invercargill City Council on 03 211 1777.

Applications close 31 January 2021

Please note, all applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.


To apply for this job go to: http://icc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies

Reference code 5325035.

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Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term

Job no: 5337842

Location: Invercargill City

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021